A la Erte by Theressa Silver

A la Erte

Knitting
Lace ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
800 yards (732 m)
One Size with directions for modifying the waist opening
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Let yourself be swept away by posh elegance! Inspired by the wild creativity of Erté’s (Romain de Tirtoff) illustrations for Harper’s Bazar, this top invokes his flowing silhouettes and intricate beading. À la Erté combines the one size fits all ease of a cape with the functionality of real sleeves into an easy to wear pullover that is anything but ordinary. The bead work is surprisingly easy to do, and the pattern contains full instructions and helpful tips. The wonderfully luxe yarn, elaborate beading, and daring neckline make this a real show stopper. À la Erté is the perfect piece to take any outfit from day into glamorous evening.

Yarns
The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Free Range’, 4oz/285yd, 100% wool, 1 skein
The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Gaia Lace’, 2oz/400yd, 40% Mongolian cashmere/60% silk, 2 skeins

Needles and Crochet Hooks
Size 6 (4mm) 24” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size G (4mm) crochet hook

Gauge
Free Range: 20 sts and 44 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter st
Gaia Lace: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st

Notions
3300 #6 Seed Beads
1 Stitch Holder
Tapestry Needle